Killer fruit juice kill 10 persons in Kano


Ten persons have been confirmed died in Kano State as a result of a poisonous fruit juice they consumed with 400 others hospitalized.

Kano has been in the news for the spate of deaths in the state occasioned by strange disease in recent weeks with casualties traced to killer juice in circulation.

The confirmation of the latest deaths and hospitalization was made by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa via a video of him made available to newsmen.

“As you are aware, the ministry of health had in the recent past announced the outbreak of a strange disease traceable to the consumption of a substandard drink.

“The consumption of this fake and substandard product has telling effects on the kidney, and other vital organs of the body.

“Due to excessive heat that coincides with Ramadan, there is a possibility for high patronage of juices; I want to use this opportunity to caution residents to be on the watch-out,” Tsanyawa said.

The situation in the most populous state is sending panic waves to others, particularly Lagos as the state government called on residents to shun products devoid of NAFDAC number.

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